Dr. John F. Scott, MD: A Presbyterian Minister Who Became a Catholic
John was a medical doctor working in hospice care. While working in hospice, he felt the call to ministry and was ordained a Presbyterian minister. Since he was already a doctor, he was allowed to continue his ministry in medicine without being assigned a parish. John married an Anglican woman, who had been baptized Catholic. Together they learned Natural Family Planning despite the Presbyterian Church’s open opposition. Later they opted not to use NFP, wanting to be completely open to life and God’s blessings. Since they were homeschooling, they felt called to follow the monastic tradition. They bought a farm on which to raise their family. A friend introduced they to Madonna House which eventually led their whole family Home to the Catholic Church.